Archive for February 17th, 2020

Asian markets mixed: Japan skids; China helped by rate cut

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:58 AM

Markets were mixed in Asia on Monday, with Japan’s benchmark slipping 0.8% after the government reported the economy contracted 6.3% in annual terms in the last [...] » More

Virus jitters weigh on Asian markets

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:56 AM

Fears about the economic fallout from the new coronavirus weighed on Asian markets Monday as the death toll in China from the epidemic rose and infections topped 70,500. [...] » More

China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:49 AM

Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and 105 more deaths for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began two months ago. The 2,048 new [...] » More

Business Briefs 17 February 2020

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:55 AM

* Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Company (REE) will make its first cash dividend payment for 2019 at the rate of l6% in April, after finalizing the list of beneficial [...] » More

Vietnam says monitoring over 5,000 Chinese workers for coronavirus

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:35 AM

Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 workers who returned to the Southeast Asian country after the Lunar New Year holiday for signs of coronavirus, state media reported on [...] » More

Wandering ship becomes ‘best cruise ever’ despite coronavirus fears

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:35 AM

After nearly two weeks cast away in search of a port that would take them, passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship spoke of an ordeal that was anything but harrowing. [...] » More

Vietnam turns away two cruise ships over coronavirus fears

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:34 AM

Vietnam has denied two cruise ships permission to dock due to fears of coronavirus infections on board, Vietnamese state media and a cruise operator reported on Friday. One [...] » More

COVID-19: No plans for school closure yet, says Education Minister

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:33 AM

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (14 February) that there are no plans yet to close schools due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Instead, the focus now is [...] » More

COVID-19: Catholic Church in Singapore suspends all Masses

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:32 AM

In light of the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases here, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore has announced an “indefinite suspension of public [...] » More

COVID-19: Patients with respiratory symptoms can get subsidised treatment at specific clinics

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:32 AM

From Tuesday (18 February), the public health preparedness clinics (PHPCs) numbering about 900 will be progressively activated to provide subsidised treatments to patients [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 9 new cases, 6 linked to Grace Assembly of God church; total at 67

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:31 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (14 February) confirmed nine new cases of the novel coronavirus – the highest in a single day here to date – bringing the total [...] » More

COVID-19: 400 applications for work pass holders to re-enter Singapore rejected daily

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 7:30 AM

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has rejected about 400 applications to re-enter Singapore from work pass holders with travel history to China each day since a new rule aimed [...] » More

MCI slaps Declared Online Location tag on States Times Review page

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:30 AM

Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran has on Saturday (15 February) declared the States Times Review (STR) Facebook page a Declared Online Location (DOL) [...] » More

Donors needed: Singapore blood supply critically low amid COVID-19 outbreak

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:29 AM

Authorities are urging Singaporeans to give blood as the country’s blood supply runs dangerously low amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In response to Yahoo [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore ‘very confident’ about test kits used to assess cases, says MOH

17-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:29 AM

The test kits used by Singapore to diagnose the novel coronavirus are validated by a World Health Organisation-accredited benchmark laboratory, as well as with actual [...] » More